“Speedballing” on the Rise

MEDFORD, Ore. — Medford police arrested three people Saturday night on charges related to possession of meth. Drug abuse is nothing new to southern Oregon, but what is new is an increase in meth being combined with heroin. The combination of meth and heroin at the same time is called speedballing, and while not a new abuse … Continue reading »

Skateboarders Support Suffering Teen

MEDFORD, Ore. – A group of local skaters is rallying for cause in Medford. On Saturday the Medford Mayhem skate competition kicked off, not for money or bragging rights, but to raise money for one of their own. Matt Hankey was forced to give up his skateboard for a wheelchair two years ago after suffering … Continue reading »

Cooler Air and Showers on the Way

WEATHER DISCUSSION Before we start talking about the wonderful thought of showers and cooler air. I must discuss the next few days. We’ll still be getting hot afternoon temperatures as the axis of the high pressure ridge sits over us. In fact, the warmest day should be Sunday, but only by a few degrees at … Continue reading »

Amateur Athlete: Scott Richter

MEDFORD, Ore. — Scott Richter is listed at 6’5″, 290 lbs. He’s the physical prototype of a high school lineman, but stereotypes can be deceiving. “For me personally, I don’t think football is life,” Richter said. “I enjoy it very much, and I wanted to play because I felt a family and a brotherhood that … Continue reading »

Friday Night Blitz, Sept. 12th

North Medford beats Canby in a battle of two top ten 6A teams. South Medford improves to 2-0 with a win over Lake Oswego. Grants Pass crushes Newberg to also move to 2-0. Move scores and highlights from around Southern Oregon.

Smoky This Weekend, Cooler Next Week

WEATHER DISCUSSION Winds aloft continue to blow from the southwest, pushing the smoke into southern Oregon.  There will be no major change in this pattern until a cold front passes towards the middle of next week.  This not only shifts the winds, but it also drops high temperatures down to the upper 70′s and lower … Continue reading »

MADGE Explains Gang and Drug Activity

MEDFORD, Ore. — The Medford Area Gang and Drug Enforcement Team, or “MADGE” says there are 346 known gang members in Jackson County. While this number is up from last year, officials say it does not mean gang activity is increasing. MADGE deals with all drug and gang related crime in the county, and is … Continue reading »

Gold Hill Structure Fire Investigated

GOLD HILL, Ore. — Investigators are trying to figure out the cause of a fire that destroyed a garage in Gold Hill and caused several small wildfires this afternoon. That fire created clouds of black smoke visible from I-5, and even forced ODF to send a helicopter to scan the area. Neighbors took some video … Continue reading »

Pet of the Week: Jasper

Meet Jasper! A golden retriever and Siberian husky mix. Jasper is about a year old and 54 pounds. He is young and active so would do well in a home with children or where he can be walked often or let outside often. He would also do best in a home without cats. After being … Continue reading »

SOU Students Trained in Fire Safety

ASHLAND, Ore. — In just a few weeks students at Southern Oregon University are going to be moving into their dorms, and today resident assistants, or RA’s got a lesson from firefighters on how to stay prepared in case of a fire emergency. Firefighters with Ashland Fire and Rescue set propane filled containers on fire, … Continue reading »

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